Jamaica Gleaner / The residents of Forest Gardens in St Andrew were determined to take on The Gleaner ‘s Fit 4 Life challenge, and that they did, giving it their all to keep up with every challenge fitness coach Marvin Gordon set for them.

Starting with warm-ups, it was straight into a cardio session, then strength training, working the legs with a series of squats and lunges. Everyone dug deep to find the energy to keep up, some eventually sitting it out. But overall they were true champions as they stuck with Gordon and powered through the routine, right into cool down and stretches.

Sponsor WATA kept everyone hydrated throughout.

After the workout, everyone enjoyed a delicious, hot bowl of Foska Oats’ new line of instant porridge, trying the various flavours on offer. Blue Diamond Almond also gave away packets of the nut.

All perfect for after a workout session.

Next, it was on to the WATA challenge, with some very determined ladies and gentlemen racing against the clock to complete four laps across the distance with three cases of WATA.

Challenge winners earned prizes such as gift baskets from sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk, Fit 4 Life T-Shirts, membership to Life Fit Training Centre, Jamaica Moves

T-shirts, and Gleaner-branded merchandise.

Everyone also got handouts with nutrition and exercise tips courtesy of Fit 4 Life.

Nuff respect to the Forest Gardens residents and everyone who came out.

Check out the highlights from Saturday’s event.

This Saturday, November 11, The Gleaner ‘s Fit 4 Life team will turn up the heat, truly challenging your fitness level. We join the TrainFit Club and boxing champ Sakima Mullings for an experience like no other.

Being held at the Shortwood Teachers’ College, 77 Shortwood Road, the morning’s activities will include: Outdoor Madness, Boxing Fitness, and Live and Learn Self-defence.

And after all that, we will push you even further with fitness challenges. So be there at 6:30 am. and see if you’re up to the challenge.

Over the next six weeks, look out for The Gleaner ‘s Fit 4 Life team coming your way on a Saturday morning. Come join us as we partner together to help Jamaica become a healthier society.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and tag your posts with #fit4lifeja

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